1979 Missouri State Tournament

The Missouri State Tournament was once again sponsored by the Pony Express Horseshoe Club of St. Joseph. Dave Baker was hot as can be going 9-0 with a 77.3%, Charles Killgore finished as runner-up with a 75.2% and Ron Frakes shot 71.3% to finish in 3rd place.

In the Junior's Division, Stan Griggs defended his title by going 7-0 and averaging 65.4% breaking the state record he had just set last year. Britt Brant finished as the runner-up for the third straight year and newcomer Alan Francis from Blythedale finished in 3rd place.

In the Senior's Division, Lindza Greenlee of Springfield was crowned Senior's State Champion and Vicki Winston for the fourth straight year won the Women's State Title pitching 72.8%.

St. Joseph, Missouri - September, 1979

                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Dave Baker         Wentworth           9     0                   77.3%
 2. Charles Killgore   Plattsburg          7     2                   75.2%
 3. Ron Frakes         Springfield         6     3                   71.3%
 4. Lillard Pinion     St. Joseph          5     4                   69.0%
 5. Sam Carter         St. Clair           5     4                   67.6%
 6. Ray Plute          Warrensburg         3     6                   70.0%
 7. Don Harris         Smithville          3     6                   65.0%
 8. Jerry Wooden       Dawn                3     6                   64.8%
 9. Earl Winston       LaMonte             3     6                   62.7%
10. Elwyn Cooper       Kansas City         1     8                   56.5%
Juniors
                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Stan Griggs        St. Joseph          7     0                   65.4%
 2. Britt Brant        St. Joseph          5     2                   50.2%
 3. Alan Francis       Blythedale          5     2                   50.0%
 4. Mike Jugadinski    St. Joseph          4     3                   42.1%
 5. Danny Searcy       Higginsville        3     4                   36.6%
 6. Gary Swigart       Higginsville        2     5                   31.3%
 7. Jim Jugadinski     St. Joseph          1     6                   37.0%
 8. Tom Francis        Blythedale          1     6                   33.6%
Seniors
                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Lindza Greenlee    Springfield         5     0                   49.1%
 2. John Eggleston     Maysville           3     2                   40.2%
 3. Wilbur Gay         St. Joseph          3     2                   35.8%
 4. Max Ungles         St. Joseph          2     3                   37.2%
 5. Walt King          St. Joseph          2     3                   34.9%
 6. Bruce Winston      Lee's Summitt       FORFEIT
Womens
                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Vicki Winston      LaMonte             7     0                   72.8%
 2. Judy Sappington    Ashland             6     1                   48.1%
 3. Joyce Francis      Blythedale          5     2                   50.3%
 4. Lila Searcy        Higginsville        4     3                   34.4%
 5. Ruth Griffel       Higginsville        3     4                   32.4%
 6. Ruth Jones         Chula               2     5                   27.1%
 7. Marcella Roberts   Columbia            1     6                   17.2%
 8. Rita Killgore      Plattsburg          0     7                   19.8%